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Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.Certified Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney in Family Law||OC Register Metro Magazine||2014|
|Southern California Super Lawyer - Family Law||SuperLawyer Magazine||2014|
|Southern Californa Superlawyer, Famlily Law||Superlawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney in Family Law||OC Register Metro Magazine||2013|
|Southern California Super Lawyer, Family Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney in Family Law||OC Metro Magazine||2012|
|Top 5 Attorneys in Orange County for Family Law||OC Metro Magazine||2011|
|Top 5 Lawyers in Orange County for Family Law||OC Metro Magazine||2010|
|Partner||Hammers & Baltazar, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Principle||Hammers & Baltazar, APLC||2002 - 2004|
|Principle||Kelly & Hammers, APC||1997 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Executive Committee Advisor||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member, Family Law Section||2007 - Present|
|Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||President||2009 - 2010|
|State Bar of California||Family Law Section Executive Committee Member||2008 - 2011|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Family Law Section Executive Committee Member||2007 - 2012|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||Chair, Family Law Section||2006 - 2009|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||Board of Trustees||2006 - 2012|
|State Bar of California||Family Law Section Standing Committee Chair||2005 - 2008|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Family Law Section Member||1997 - 2011|
|American Bar Association||Family Law Section Member||1997 - 2010|
|Christina Adams v. Jack A. 209 Cal.App.4th 1543||Reversed and remanded to trial court to appoint special master and set reasonable fee, if any, for evaluation.|
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|California Family Law Strategies||Trends in Divorce and Custody in California||2009|
|Divorce Proceeding in California-Prep Your Client||Guiding your Client Through Divorce||2009|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1997|
|California State University, Fullerton||Psychology||Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Citrus Community College||Cosmetology||Associate Science||1991|
|Family Law Essentials Series||Essentials of a Family Law Trial||2014|
|Family Law Section CLE||Family Law Evidence: From the Fundamentals to the Nuanced||2012|
|29th annual National CLE Conference||Playing it Safe, Security Issues for Lawyers||2012|
|49th Annual Family Law Symposium||Streamlining your Case without being Swept Downstream||2011|
|33rd Annual Child Custody Colloquium||The Good, Bad, and Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients in Custody Evaluations||2011|
|The Home Show; KRLA 890 AM Radio||Family Law Mythbusters||2010|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section||The Impact of "Marriage of Feldman"||2010|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Spring Conference Continuing Education||The Date of Separation, When is it Over?||2002|
Posted by anonymous
My ex-wife and I had agreed to a mediated divorce. To represent me, I sought an attorney who understood and supported mediated divorces, but also would be qualified and experienced to litigate if the mediation were to fail. I researched and interviewed six attorneys. I chose Barbara because she seemed knowledgeable, communicated well, and had collaborative law, mediation as well as extensive litigation experience. I have been very pleased with my choice.
Barbara is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. I have been reading and researching to understand and stay on top of my case. She has consistently provided me clarifications, insights and valuable guidance.
I would recommend Barbara to others seeking a well-qualified, experienced litigator who is supportive of mediation and collaborative law. Anybody wishing additional information can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Q
Barbara is an outstandign attorney. I had been trying to get a divorce for 5 years and was getting nowhere despite expending hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. I was in bad shape. Sometimes it felt like my previous attorneys were colluding with the oppsing counsel to string my case along to maximize fees. After I hired Barbara and her team my case moved forward. Barbara won half of the entire summer( six weeks) for me which was up from two weeks previously. She also moved my case forward in other areas as well. Through it all Barbara was also sensitive to fees. Barbara is smart, works hard and does not take advantage of you on fees.
Posted by Brett
Unfortunately, I've had the need for legal council while going through a divorce. I found Barbara to be honest, incredibly hard working and dedicated not only to look out for my own personal best interests, but the best interest of my family too. My divorce was emotionally challenging from both sides. Barbara worked with us to carefully create a solution that all parties agreed to. Looking back, is certainly wasn't easy. It takes a special person to wade such waters, and Barbara did it well. Barbara gives attorney's a good name.
David Pisarra, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have worked with Barbara on multiple matters and always found her to be an excellent attorney with a great knowledge of the law and the case. She was professional at all times and a great representative of her client.
Scott France, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I proudly endorse Attorney Hammers. She is well respected both in her own legal community and here on the AVVO community. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of excellent family law representation.
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